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It's been a couple of years since it was issued... so is it expired? If it's expired then he can't be arrested for violating the order, but it sounds like she can file a complaint for sexual assault. She may also consider going back to court and having another order against him issued if she's really that afraid of him.

If a restraining order is valid, even if the complaintant speaks to the one who the order was issued against first, that person can still be arrested because they are supposed to STEER CLEAR of the complaintant, period. Let's say her order is still valid; the minute that guy saw her at the mall, he should have turned around and left. If it was me, no matter what the order specifies (25 yards, 50 yards, etc.) I would have just left the mall entirely. Even if she calls him on the phone, no contact is no contact - he either shouldn't answer or he should hang up (in case caller ID isn't available).
 

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Some expire, some are permanent. It all depends on what kind of order is issued. Usually they last for a year.

No problem, good luck to her.
 
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